You must have a minimum balance of Dh7.5 on your Nol card to use it on the metro, bus or other means of public transport.
Ask any Dubai resident why they love living here and you’ll get a resounding answer (among thousands!): convenience. From paying your electricity bills to booking tickets to your favorite show, you can do almost anything while traveling.
Add the Nol card to that list. Nol cards are issued by Dubai. Highways and Transportation Authority and can be used to pay for public transportation trips throughout the city.
You must have a minimum balance of Dh7.5 on your Nol card to use it on the metro, bus or other means of public transport. You can top up your anonymous (unregistered) Nol cards up to Dh1,000. If you have a registered or personal card, it can go up to Dh5,000.
This is how you can recharge your Nol card:
- Subway stations: Each metro station has one or more kiosks where you can place your Nol card to check its balance and also recharge it. You can use cards or cash at these kiosks. You can also go to the main information desk and ask the staff to top up the card for you.
- Smart RTA Applications: To load your card on the go, you can download the Nol Pay app, the RTA app, or the S’hail app. All three allow you to top up the card with the required amount. To use the RTA app or S’hail app to recharge your card, you must have an RTA account. You can also log in with your UAE Pass ID.
You can then operate by entering the Nol Tag ID, your email ID and recharge details, or by scanning your card with your phone’s rear camera.
- Dubai now: This is an application associated with RTA. You can recharge your Nol card in this app after logging in with your UAE Pass account.
- RTA website: You can recharge your card on the RTA website by entering your Nol Tag ID (located on the card itself) and your email ID. Then simply enter your payment details and confirm the top-up.
- Solar charging machines: These are found at some bus stops in the city. The solar-powered machines function like metro station kiosks and can be used to recharge cards.
News Source: Khaleej Times